Wisconsin Philosophical Association
Annual Meeting
March 31, 2007
St. Norbert College
The Bemis International Center
De Pere, Wisconsin


 
9:15-9:45 a.m.        Registration
                                Coffee and Conversation
                                Bemis International Center, Room 114 CD

 
9:50-10:00 a.m.      Welcome
                                William Hynes, President of St. Norbert College
                
 
10:00 a.m.                Session I
                                 Faculty/Graduate Student Session, Room 114 CD
                                 Annemarie Peil, Iowa State University
                                 "Hume's Causal Reconstruction of the Perceptual Relativity Argument in Treatise 1.4.4"
                                 Chairperson: David Duquette, St. Norbert College
 
                                 Undergraduate Student Session, Room 114 AB
                                 Aidan Arnold, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
                                 “Rethinking Responsibility: Bad Faith and Gender in Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex"
                                 Chairperson: Kay Lechner, St. Norbert College


 
11:00 a.m.                Session II
                                 Faculty/Graduate Student Session, Room 114 CD
                                 Larry Herzberg, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
                                 “A Parental Obligation to Genetically Enhance Intended Children in 'Same Number' Cases”
                                 Chairperson:  Ronald Glass, University of Wisconsin La Crosse 
 
                                 Undergraduate Student Session, Room 114 AB
                                 Tyler Scheunemann, University of Wisconsin La Crosse
                                 “2 + 2 is not equal to 5: Defending Ontological Realism”
                                 Chairperson: John McGuire, St. Norbert College


 
12:00 p.m.               Business Meeting
                                 Room 114 CD
                                 Larry Carlin, Executive Secretary, WPA, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh


 
12:01–1:14 p.m.       Lunch
                                  Hendrickson Dining Room, Bemis International Center
                                  Lunch is generously provided by the Killeen Chair of Theology and Philosophy.
                                   
 
1:15 p.m.                  Session III
                                 Faculty/Graduate Student Session, Room 114 CD
                                 Pol Vandevelde, Marquette University
                                 “Is Communal Forgiveness Possible? Objections and Replies”
                                 Chairperson: Donald Abel, St. Norbert College
                                     
                                 Undergraduate Student Session, Room 114 AB
                                 Arbon Lee Reed, University of Wisconsin Green Bay
                                  “Learning Not to Know: An Essay Concerning Phenomenology and Intentionality in Contemporary Life”
                                 Chairperson:  John Moss, St. Norbert College


 
2:10 p.m.                  Session IV
                                 Faculty/Graduate Student Session, Room 114 CD
                                 James Lee, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
                                  “Vagueness, Composition, and Candidacy”
                                 Chairperson: Alice Kyburg, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
 
                                 Undergraduate Student Session, Room 114 AB
                                 Alan Kellner, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
                                 “Plato's Laws and Capitalism”
                                 Chairperson: Amber Gravitter, St. Norbert College


 
3:05 p.m.                  Session V
                                 Faculty/Graduate Student Session,  Room 114 CD
                                 Elisabeta Sarca, Boston University
                                 “Mill, The Principle of Contradiction, and Logical Psychologism”                          
                                 Chairperson: John Holder, St. Norbert College
 
                                 Undergraduate Student Session, Room 114 AB
                                 Christopher Austin, Indiana University
                                 “Is it Possible for Possibility to be Predicable?”
                                 Chairperson: David Echelbarger, St. Norbert College


 
4:00 p.m.                          Adjournment
 
 
The WPA thanks St. Norbert College for hosting the meeting, and especially the Killeen Chair of Theology and Philosophy for its generous support. Thanks also to the anonymous referees for this year's meeting. Their workload was considerable, and their service is greatly appreciated.
 
 
 
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